The currently overflowing toilet at Chek is scheduled to be pumped out next week. In the meantime, please use the toilet at the lower parking lot.
The largest sport climbing area in the Squamish/Whistler corridor. Almost 200 routes of all difficulties including some of the hardest routes in Canada. The main access is off Hwy 99 and the Conroy Creek Forest Service Road. This is a dirt road and can become quite rutted. Parking at the bottom may be necessary, however, do not leave anything in your vehicle as break-ins are common close to the highway.There is free basic camping at the upper parking lot, with flat sites and picnic tables as well as one outhouse. No water. This area is slated to become a Recreation Site by the Provincial Government.
A vehichle was broken into last week that was parked at the upper, middle parking lot. This is unusual as this parking area is close to the main climbing area.
Finally the Chek access road is going to have some permanent repairs which should greatly improve the ability to drive the road. This coming Wednesday October 26 is the date the work on the Conroy FSR will commence, it is estimated to take 2 full days of work. The road will not be passable while the work is taking place, it would be best to not have any interruptions to the work (vehicles driving through) so it can be completed before the weekend.
Located a 20 minute drive north of Squamish, Chek is one of the busiest climbing areas in BC. It is predominantly a sport climbing area and includes over 100 routes, some of which are the hardest in the province.
Within the last year, after lobbying by us and the Squamish Access Society, Chek was given Designated Recreation Site status by the Provincial Government. The next step was to take some “ownership” of the area by the people who use it the most-the climbers. Last week, we signed a Partnership Agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources -Recreation Sites and Trails Branch to manage the Chek climbing area north of Squamish. With this partnership agreement, there will be funding from the ministry to provide new outhouses and other infrastructure that we believe is required. In return we and the Squamish Access Society will be expected to watch over the area and make sure it is kept in a reasonable state for it’s users. This is a win-win for all parties and we be looking at other areas in BC that could benefit from such an agreement. If you frequent the area and have suggestions for improvements please let us know.